The following jobs are posted here as a service to ACDA members. You may list jobs on this site by contacting Howard Meharg, providing a brief description of the position and who to contact for information. Provide an email address if you wish. Persons who provide the listing should also plan on notifying us when the job is filled or note on the listing when (the date) to pull it from our jobs page. The listing will be removed after six months automatically, unless notice is received advising otherwise.

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  Seattle, WA - Seattle Opera, School Programs Manager - Full time job. Full description can be found HERE (job posted here 10-18-17)  
  Portland, OR - First Christian Church - Director of Music and the Arts - See full job description and contact info HERE  
  Portland, OR - First Presbyterian Church - Children's Music Director. (Posted here 8-2-17) See job description and contact info HERE  
  Seattle, WA - First Baptist Church - (posted here 7-22-17) Choral Director---half-time position. See job description HERE. Job posting HERE for even more information.  

Puyallup, WA - (posted here 7/8/17) The First Presbyterian church in downtown Puyallup, WA is seeking a choir director.  The job will be from September to June 2018. For further information, please contact Peggy Burrough at or call 253-922-1642.

  Portland, OR - (posted here 7-7-17)

Seeking Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs

First Unitarian Church of Portland seeks a dynamic person with a passion for teaching and a love of music to be its next Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs.
First Unitarian Church of Portland houses one of the largest music ministries both in the Portland area and nationally within the Unitarian Universalist denomination. Of its nearly 300 volunteer musicians, almost 60 participate in one of the church’s 4 handbell ensembles, designed to welcome people of all ages and levels. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Music, the Associate Director of Music for Handbell Programs leads the church’s intergenerational handbell ensembles, promoting depth in worship, excellence in music, richness in learning, and strength in community. The successful candidate will be asked to submit to a background check before beginning work.
A full job description can be found at
First Unitarian Church of Portland is committed to doing its part to dismantle systemic racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and ableism. Women, People of Color, Indigenous Persons, LGBTQ Persons, Differently-Abled Persons, and Immigrants are encouraged to apply. The position will not be filled if the applicant pool lacks sufficient diversity. Applicants should identify with and affirm the fundamental beliefs of Unitarian Universalism, even if they do not identify as Unitarian Universalists themselves.
Resumes and letters of intent should be sent to DeReau Farrar at no later than August 1, 2017. Please include your preferred pronouns. DeReau's are he/his/him.
DeReau K. Farrar (he/him/his)
Director of Music
First Unitarian Church of Portland

  Portland, OR - Music Director /Choral Director - Portland Peace Choir (posted here 6-17-17) Full job description HERE  
  Maple Valley, WA - Tahoma High School - .4 FTE choir position at Tahoma High School. Posted here 6-6-17. Two women's choirs. HERE for school district website and more information.  

Seattle, WA - Faith Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Music Ministries. Central to the life of our congregation is the community at worship. The Director of Music Ministries will lead and facilitate appropriate worship music experiences by engaging congregation and musicians alike. The Director of Music Ministries will work with Pastors, staff, and lay leadership in providing direction and content of music ministries in support of worship and other ministries.

For more information send a note to  
Job description HERE

  Seattle -First Baptist Church -Seattle, WA – (posted here 4-30-17) Seattle First Baptist Church – Baritone or Bass Choral Intern for 2017-2018 season, September - June.  Candidate must be currently enrolled student or recent graduate studying music privately.  Rehearsals Wednesdays 6:45-9:30 p.m.  and Services 10:15 – 12:15 Sundays.  Compensation: $4800. Excellent skills in vocal production,  sight-reading and vocal leadership of section required. Candidate should have a positive, supportive personality and want to learn about music leadership in a sacred setting. Position open until filled.  E-mail Vicky Thomas, for more information. (posted here4-28-2017)  
  Salem, OR Willamette University Director of Voice. (posted here 4-15-17) Job description and contact information HERE.